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Walker, donors accused of breaking finance law

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MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin state insurance commissioner Ted Nickel and nine other donors to Republican Gov. Scott Walker have been accused of breaking the state's campaign finance law.

Watchdog group the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign filed a complaint Wednesday with the Government Accountability Board related to donations that exceeded the $10,000 limit allowed to be given during the campaign period.

The donations came between July 1, 2008, and the end of last year.

Nickel gave $10,255 to Walker's campaign in three donations. The first was in October 2008 and the last two came in August. He was selected as insurance commissioner in January.

Walker's campaign spokesman had no immediate comment. Nickel did not immediately return a message.

The largest donor was Michael White of River Hills, who gave $15,000 -- $5,000 above legal limits.

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